Christine O’Reilly – Independent Non-Executive Director, ANZ
I recently read American Marriage by Tayari Jones by mistake! I was actually supposed to have read American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld for my book club but couldn’t remember the title and read the wrong book! It was still a great read though!
I am a big fan of local Mornington Peninsula writer Garry Disher. His latest book The Way It Is Now is based in the Victorian beachside suburbs of Point Leo, Somers, Merricks Beach and Balnarring. Although I don’t think it was his best, I found it very evocative as I recognised locations throughout the novel and believe I can identify some locals woven into the plot! I’ll read some more of his over the holidays, great summer and beach reading.
Continuing the Australian theme, I am currently watching the second series of the ABC drama Total Control with Debra Mailman and Rachel Griffiths. I find it confronting but extremely good. Sadly, banks are not depicted well.
Finally, I have not yet had an opportunity to go to the cinema to watch the new James Bond movie No Time To Die but I will get there over the break! The Bond movies are very big in our household - normally it’s the one movie we all watch together but this time the others could not wait!